Saturday, September 4, 2010

8/30-9/3 Highlights

Monday, we had our first collaboration between the Alpha and Beta classes of the DLC. The Alphas served as mentors by viewing the students' projects, providing them feedback, assessing them on the Digitally Narrated Product Rubric, and demonstrating ways to revise their products with our technology tools. This was an incredible moment for me as a teacher. I was so proud watching the Alphas share their knowledge and I was so excited watching the Betas asking questions and trying out what their mentor shared with them. It was challenging to contain my joy during this time.
Shown Image Left: Austin, Brady, DJ, & Lucy

Topics covered this week: analysis of The Axemaker's Gift, expectations for Socratic Seminars, Google Scholar v. Google, basic research, credible sites/evaluating websites review, comparing and contrasting electronic v. hardcopy text, citations, Blender, and Thomas Friedman's The World is Flat.

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